Monday 4 December 2023

Total immersion: the Glasshouse's Big Bruckner Weekend features his final three symphonies, a mass, motets & more

Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia (Photo: Mark Savage)
Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia (Photo: Mark Savage)
Next year is the 200th anniversary of Bruckner's birth, so expect plenty of celebrations of the composer's music, though the sheer scale of his symphonies makes anything like completeness difficult. The Glasshouse in Gateshead is having a Big Bruckner Weekend from 1 to 3 March 2024 offering audiences the opportunity to immerse themselves in final three symphonies, his motets, one of his masses and even his String Quintet.

Across the weekend, Domingo Hindoyan conducts the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in Bruckner’s Symphony No.7, Sir Mark Elder and The Hallé perform Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 and Alpesh Chauhan conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Bruckner's unfinished Symphony No. 9

Thomas Zehetmair conducts the Royal Northern Sinfonia & chorus in Bruckner's Mass No. 3 with soloists Elizabeth Watts, Hannah Hipp, Thomas Atkins and Mark Stone, whilst throughout the weekend the chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia will be performing Bruckner's motets, conducted by Timothy Burke, and string principals of Royal Northern Sinfonia perform Bruckner’s String Quintet.

Full details from the Glasshouse website.

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